This NASA video segment explains how spacesuits keep astronauts safe while they are in space. Learn about different components of a spacesuit and the importance of each component. Topics: spacesuits, astronauts, safety, space missions
In this NASA video segment learn about the efficiency of different types of propulsion systems. NASA is designing improved propulsion systems that are more cost effective, faster, safer, and more reliable. Topics: propulsions systems, safety, reliability, aviation
This NASA segment focuses on the importance of air travel in today’s society. Currently, over 600 million people travel on airplanes and it is expected that over a billion people will use air transportation in the near future. Attention is turning to ways to improve what is an already crowded transportation system. A unique government and commercial plan develops the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NGATS. The Joint Planning Development Office (JPDO) is designing a multi-stage... Topics: air travel, transportation system, NGATS, JPDO, aviation safety
This NASA video segment explores the world of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Designed to provide a cost-efficient and safer way to explore, UAV can go places manned air vehicles cannot. UAV travel lower, longer, and venture into more hazardous spaces than manned air vehicles. Michael Logan, head of the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab (SUAVE) at NASA Langley Research Center, explains a variety of UAV. Topics: Unmanned Air Vehicles, UAVs, safety, aviation, cost efficient, Aerial Vehicle Lab, SUAVE
NASA research is making auto racing safer by incorporating technologies used for space travel to the moon and Mars. Indycar and NASCAR are using these technologies to protect drivers on and off the track. Also, discover NASA's new inflatable habitats being developed for astronauts to live on the moon and Mars. Topics: NASA research, auto racing, technology, safety, Indy car, NASCAR, discovery, inflatable habitats,...
In this NASA video segment explore how flight simulators are one of the most effective tools for pilots and engineers to experminent on aircraft. NASA flight simulators are designed as exact replica of aircrafts enabling engineers to run tests and experiments without risking pilot safety. This segment discusses NASA's use of flight simulators when developing new engineering concepts. NASA flight simulators are also compared to other flight simulators. Topics: flight simulator, safety, aircraft, experiments, simulator, aviation, space